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Archaeologists Have Found an Unopened, 200-Year-Old Bottle Of Seltzer

Posted July 23, 2014 by Anonymous

While exploring a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, Polish archaeologists discovered a 12-inch stoneware bottle, still corked, containing Europe’s number one brand of mineral water for nearly a thousand years.Read more…

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I’ll take Cambridge over Oxford for books on WWI’s origins

Posted July 10, 2014 by David Akin

  In a few days, we will mark 100 years since the first guns of August boomed beginning the First World War. Why did it happen? Well, er, it’s complicated. Really, really complicated. So complicated that there have been, literally, thousands and thousands of books written about The Great War in several languages. And historians […]

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Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History

Posted July 1, 2014 by Jared Milne

I’m writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I’ve read about and seen, and all the people I’ve met. One thing I’ve come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I’ve studied, and how they’ve tied into many of the recent issues we’ve faced in Canada….

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It’s Canada Day!

Posted July 1, 2014 by Anonymous

On July 1, 1867, three North American colonies united to form a country, under the realm of England. They called it…Canada. Here are some weird things you might not know about the Great White North.

The post It’s Canada Day! appeared first on Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader.

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You’re Saying It Wrong! Card Sharp vs. Card Shark

Posted June 30, 2014 by Anonymous

“Card sharp” dates back to the 1880s, the time of Wild West saloons and card rooms, but had evolved into “card shark” by the 1940s, long before Card Sharks could have solidified the change. Oddly enough, both “card shark” and “card sharp” make sense in their usages.

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Worst Days in canadian Conservative History?

Posted May 21, 2014 by Boris

Um.

1 July 1867, aka Canada Day. 1 August 1834, the formal end of slavery in the British Empire.

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DUCK!

Posted May 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Most of us were blissfully unaware, but a huge asteroid the size of a double-decker bus careered past the Earth over the weekend. The space rock flew within 186,000 miles of the planet after being spotted by astronomers a few days before. While the distance from the planet might seem big, the asteroid in fact […]

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Curious Mysteries at The Winnipeg Legislative Building

Posted August 20, 2013 by Corbin Fraser

Dan Browns famous novel “The Da Vinci Code” mixes history, mystery, and a curious plot that keeps pages turning. Whether you love it or hate it, I personally remember putting that book down several times while reading it and thinking “Woah, it all makes sense!“. That feeling of “what the…” is hard to come by. […]

Curious Mysteries at The Winnipeg Legislative Building is a post from: I Backpack Canada

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